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The Spiritual Providence in Pantanal

Updated: Feb 24, 2022

Second Testimony of Peter Paulo Alves Pinheiro

August 19th, 2021, 2:20 AM, Salobra MS Brazil

(Notes of the editor: The original content was received as an audio file in August but additional contents were added from a direct interview with the author in January 2022. This is the second testimony from the author. The first testimony can be read from this LINK.)

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The first testimony that was published was an act of desperation to save Salobra and Nabileque. But even now, it is very difficult to make people understand the importance of these sacred grounds and the providence it relates to.

Before the first testimony was written, the Hotel Americano in Nabileque was robbed and burnt. (Watch a video of visiting the Holy Ground in November of 2021.) My heart is torn. I cried and no more tears come out. I cannot stress it enough, that this world will come to know what happened here in Salobra and Nabileque. This is a guarantee, and I am a witness to all that is happening. The local people know what has really happened, and they are all witnesses, both in Salobra and Nabileque. Today, these people know who Reverend Moon is, the man that had passed through this region.

I will continue to produce more testimonies about what happened in the Pantanal part by part, through people who can transcribe and translate them. Fantastical things had happened inside Father’s boat in Pantanal. If you are really interested in the Ocean Providence - rather, you need to be interested - you need to know the truth of what really happened here in Pantanal.

In the future, I am preparing to talk about:

  • How True Father liberated God

  • Why True Father separated the Jardim Providence from the Pantanal Providence

  • Jesus’ involvement in the spiritual providence in Pantanal

  • The 360 million blessed couples, and how the blessing was made possible.

  • How the Liberation of Hell and the opening of the Gates between Heaven and Hell had occurred, step by step.

  • How people like Hitler and Buddha were rescued and brought them out of their previous spiritual level. I’ll explain how they accepted True Father as the Messiah.

  • How the criminals were blessed.

  • The process of forgiving Maria Park.

  • About the moment True Father recognized and declared that He achieved the position of the King, starting from the position of a servant of servants.

  • What happened in these sacred lands, after True Father left in 2001. How I worked to preserve the history and how I studied the history to find a way to convey it all since then.

But there are things I cannot talk about. True Father told me not to share some things until I am 60 or 70 years old when none of my black hair remained. Why did He say such a thing? Why is it that only the future generations would understand? It is because even when True Father spoke openly about this, people still didn’t understand. If people didn’t understand Reverend Moon, how would they understand me?

However, seeing the things that are happening now, especially among the people here who belittle the history of the Pantanal, I’ve come to want to convey more details about this providence. So this message is a preparation for the things I want to convey in the future. I want to remind the readers that this testimony belongs to the Ocean Providence and the Pantanal Providence.


How can we understand True Father and the Providence?

Nikola Tesla said that if we studied energy, frequency, and vibration, we can discover amazing things about the universe. Today, I see that people’s hearts and minds are closed. True Father said that “people may learn Korean but will not understand everything; but if they opened their hearts, they will understand everything.”

Jesus always talked about His own heart, the Heart of Jesus. There is even an image where Jesus is holding His own Heart to show people. Why did He take His Heart out? What did He want to show people with His Heart? It is because the heart is the essence, the feeling of love, and that feeling of love was what was missing from the people.

How had God communicated with Adam and Eve before the Fall? For 120 years, Noah kept his heart faithful to God to build the Ark - how do you think Noah could talk to God when He is invisible?

It was through the heart. God has no voice, so you need to open your heart. It is through the feeling of the heart and the conscience, which is strongly connected to the heart, that we can communicate with God. If you listen to your conscience, you can feel in your heart if you should do this or that, or if this is good or bad. You can feel this. But many don’t feel this in their heart. They just listen to the mind, thinking that the conscience is related to the mind.

A person can be very intelligent, but if he has no heart, then he can only be intelligent. This gives no capability to truly know God, to truly understand the essence of Jesus, of True Father, if a person is only intelligent. Having intelligence is no guarantee to knowing God; if this had been the case, then those who have gone to university, getting Ph.D.’s, would not commit crimes like many do today.

On the other hand, a person with a good heart and no corruption is a person of nature. He leads a simple life, yet in his heart there is God. In order to understand True Father and what had happened in Pantanal, you must have an open mind and open heart.

I myself am not certain if I had opened my heart, but Father authorized me to experience all, to be a witness. He told me: “You were allowed to see and feel everything you’ve experienced here. Please preserve this experience - it is so precious. Take it forward, to humanity. You are Peter Paulo, Saint Peter, and Saint Paulo, two in one - never forget that, and please take care of and study this.” I used to think that this meant going to college or university, but no, it meant I needed to study about this Providence.


True Father explained that if someone were to connect with His heart, then in the course of seven years, He would do amazing things.

There was one time when Father was praying, and I asked President Kim what Father was praying about since He was swaying his body as He prayed. Father, even during prayer, was very sensitive, and no matter how quietly I spoke, He would raise His head and ask what I was talking about. He had wanted to hear everything I said because He wanted to know everything about the Pantanal.

When President Kim explained that I had been asking about Father’s prayer, Father turned to face me. The boat we were on at the time was one of aluminum and 6-meter long. He turned around and started talking, but my head hurt from trying so hard to understand. He saw this, so He tried even harder to communicate with me so that I could understand.

People have always asked how I communicated with Father Moon, but the question should be phrased differently. It wasn’t actually my ability to understand Him, but really, it was Father’s ability to communicate with me. It wasn't verbal communication, it was a communication of feelings and of Heart.

He had told me that before He came to the Pantanal, He prayed that in a thousand years, everything that was related to Satan would be eliminated. I thought that if the members knew about this prayer, they wouldn’t want to continue to follow the church because by the time a thousand years passed, none of us would be here anymore. He said to me: “But because I came to the Pantanal, I met Pantanal, and now everything can be solved in the blink of an eye.” At this time, He had blinked His eyes to express this point. He then said, “In seven years, everything will be solved.” He moved His finger to draw the number seven and then moved His hands to express unity.

Though people called Father old, I thought, “Old Reverend Moon?” I considered myself to be strong, but in order to follow Father, I had to be brutally serious. Because of this, there wasn’t anyone who could follow His routine, and for me to do so, I felt challenged as well as proud. So whenever he said that He wanted to go to someplace, I wanted to make sure I was there before Him. When I got there, He would arrive in three to five minutes, and it felt like a competition. The more I did this, the more Father liked me.

I didn’t slack. For me, it was an adventure because I was involved with this spiritual issue, and I always wanted to see more. I was curious, and I wanted to see all that He could see. I saw that Father needed help - he was in front of me, and because I’m spiritually sensitive, I saw that He was rescuing people. But I wasn’t able to say anything to anyone. So one way I tried to comfort Him was to always involve myself with Him. Whenever I would get off the boat though, it was very difficult. It was like I stepped back into reality, so I missed Him a lot, and to this day I still do.

In order to communicate with God and True Parents, we need to use our hearts. True Father made so much effort to communicate with me through the language of His Heart, and I also tried hard to communicate with His Heart.


When I heard that Reverend Moon officiated marriages for many people, and saw photos of stadiums full of people dressed and being married, I had thought: “But this man is here fishing on my boat. I see things at the bottom of the river with Him and it has nothing to do with what is going on in this photo.” In essence, it was totally different.

One thing we should understand is that we often see what True Father achieved but we do not see and appreciate the path He had to go through to achieve it. Father made many official declarations after He had completed the necessary conditions.

There were always difficult paths He had to complete before reaching the destination. For example, True Father started at the position of a servant of servants and made the conditions and had achieved the position of the King here in the Pantanal, but He received the crown in Korea. So the crowning happened in one day, but that was only a result. During the time True Father made enormous spiritual conditions in the Pantanal, I was there on the same field watching and participating with Him.

If you had read my first testimony about Salobra, you would know about the three-day condition when Father looked for a sign in Salobra. On that day, True Father said, “Today, I came here and I’ll stay for three days. I came to find a sign, and if I don’t find this in three days, I will leave for Africa and I will never come back here. Do you understand your responsibility?”

I then explained to Him that the Miranda River had no fish and that we needed to go to the Salobra river instead. There was a place where a man was yet to set foot in, and when Father heard this, He was so happy. He immediately wanted to go there and find this place. So we went. It is a truth that no boat had ever entered there, and we were able to pass by. Regarding the details about this trip, I will share them later on. However, the sign that He needed to find had nothing to do with this place where no man has yet stepped in.

For three days, He continued to look for the sign, and He stressed that if He did not find it, then He would leave for Africa. But what was this sign He was looking for?

At the time, the fishing spot was new to me, and it was very far. It took about three and a half hours to get there from Salobra, and it took about four and a half hours to come back due to the downstream current. Finally, on the third day in the afternoon after 3:30 PM when it was almost time for us to return, He caught the pacu.

So at the end of the three days, He was able to catch a pacu. That was the result, but what was more important to Father was the conditions and the path that led to catching the pacu.

What was He really looking for? He needed someone who would be serious to take responsibility for the path He needed to take. So when Father found such a person and caught the pacu as the result, He decided to stay here and not leave for Africa, because this sign signified that the Providence could be established here.

At that time, there was one other person on the boat during those three days. His name was Ku Bae Pak. He was from Uruguay, and he had been with Father and me when we went fishing in the early days of fishing in Salobra. After the 3-day condition was completed, I heard Father had gone up to Alaska, and when He came back, He had all His fishing gear with Him. He seemed like a different person, He was completely serious.

That is how the spiritual aspect of the providence of Pantanal started.


What were the goals of the providence in Pantanal? As True Father explained many times in Sao Paulo and in Jardim, one of the goals in South America and in Pantanal was to establish an ideal village, a nation, and to restore the garden of Eden. This was explained in the Sao Paulo Declaration at the start of the second 40-year course on March 31st, 1995.

The providence in the Pantanal was comprised of two sides; spiritual and substantial.

The substantial providence started in Jardim, at the New Hope Farm, as an endeavor to build a substantial and physical nation in Pantanal. There were to be three stages of Jardim, Salobra, and Nabileque. Salobra and Nabileque are located in Pantanal, the largest wetland in the world.

True Father wanted to establish the nation in Pantanal, which He sometimes referred to as an “ideal village” or the restored garden of Eden. As a nation, we had to have a physical land. This had to be in a place where no man touched.

Since God lost humanity due to the Fall, God had no place on earth to stay. God had no nation where He can dwell in. Thus the key goal of this substantial providence was to establish an actual nation for God.

This nation was to be finally established in Pantanal, but it had started in Jardim first. The stages of the substantial providence to establish the nation was to start at Jardim, go through Salobra, and finalize in Nabileque.


The spiritual providence includes the establishment of the spiritual nation, liberation of Hell, subjugation of Satan, liberation of Lucifer, and the liberation of God. The establishment of the spiritual nation was done based on the 360 million couples matching.

Within seven years, True Father was able to solve everything in the spiritual providence of Pantanal. In those seven years, He even freed God here. True Father said that every year He spent in the Pantanal was equal to ten years of His life, so devoting seven years in the Pantanal was equal to devoting 70 years here. Several times, Father mentioned this, and that is why He could never waste a second.

How could the liberation of God happen? God can only be liberated only when Hell is liberated and the greatest source of His pain, Satan, would truly repent and return as Lucifer. During the time True Father conducted the spiritual providence in Pantanal, He was meticulously taking the steps towards this great goal, together with Jesus.

One of the important tasks True Father accomplished in Pantanal was to forgive Maria Park. She was the one that failed as the John the Baptist and was largely responsible for the Christianity to reject True Father in South Korea. Forgiving Maria Park was a very difficult thing to do for True Father because He had to establish the Unification Church and walk the path of the first 40-year course because of her and the Korean Christians who rejected Him. However, True Father had to forgive Maria Park in order to prove True Love as True Parents of all humankind. He needed to go through this path before He could liberate Lucifer. I will talk more about Maria Park in the future.

How did True Father cause the natural subjugation of Satan? Before True Father came to Pantanal, He met with the physical central figures of Satan like Mikhail Gorbachev and Kim Il Sung, disabling them with True Love.

When He came to Pantanal, He liberated the worst criminals in Hell, who were the spiritual central figures of Satan, again with True Love. Thus the influences of Satan were being disabled one by one by True Father both in the physical and the spiritual world. Satan also felt True Father’s True Love through this process. When Satan saw that the spiritual nation was being made through the 360 million couples matching, He lost the will to fight against True Father. This was how Satan fell in Salobra on March 21st, 1999.

Upon the natural subjugation of Satan, Lucifer was liberated, and God was finally able to meet Lucifer who repented in front of Him. On May 14th, when God arrived at room 14th of the Americano Hotel in Nabileque where True Father and Satan were waiting, His light appeared small and I felt that He was embarrassed by the situation. However, after Satan bowed down and rose up shining brightly as Lucifer, God’s light started to shine so strongly. Thus God was liberated as well at that moment.

The Pantanal Providence is of water and spirit, and the Garden or Jardim Providence is of land and substance. The spiritual providence is to liberate Lucifer, liberate God, and establish the spiritual garden of Eden and the spiritual nation. Father completed this task in 7 years. Everything was done.

The substantial providence is the providence to liberate humankind. This is what is left to do.


In early 1997, True Father offered a prayer to separate the providence of Jardim and Pantanal. True Father always explained to me on the boat that Jardim and Pantanal were to be separate. When this separation occurred, Jardim represented the substantial providence, and Pantanal represented the spiritual providence.

Why did these two providences need to be separated? One reason was that there were many problems with the substantial providence which started in Jardim. Originally these two providences were supposed to be united. However, when True Father saw that the substantial providence in Jardim may take too long, He decided to separate it from the spiritual providence, so that He can complete the spiritual providence in 7 years.

True Father also said that in order to solve some problems in the physical world, we must first fix the spirit world. So the spiritual subjugation of Satan and liberation of Lucifer was to be restored first in Pantanal (Salobra and Nabileque) ahead of the substantial providence to establish the physical nation starting from Jardim.